Nebraska Lease Agreements (6) | Residential & Commercial

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Updated June 27, 2022

A Nebraska lease agreement lets a landlord and tenant come to a binding contract for the usage of residential or commercial property. After a prospective tenant views the property, the landlord will usually request their personal information through the rental application. A small fee may be associated with the screening process. Once approved by the landlord, a lease should be written and signed.

Rental Application – Used by a landlord when finding out about a potential tenant’s past and current employment, references, and background.

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Agreement Types (6)

Commercial Lease Agreement – For renting a property that will be used as a business.

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Month-to-Month Lease Agreement (§ 76-1416) – Also referred to as a tenancy at will and can be terminated with at least thirty (30) days’ notice.

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Rent-to-Own Lease Agreement – A standard contract with an added provision that lets the tenant purchase the home at their request.

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Room Rental (Roommate) Agreement – A shared living situation that creates rules for how the common areas shall be maintained along with how is responsible for which expenses.

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Standard Residential Lease Agreement – For a fixed term, usually one (1) year, between a landlord and tenant for any type of livable dwelling.

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Sublease Agreement – The act of renting space that is already under agreement by a tenant.

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Required Disclosures (2)

Identity (§ 76-1417) – The landlord must disclose in their contract all persons allowed to enter the premises in addition to an official address for notices.

Lead-Based Paint Disclosure – Per federal law, all landlords/managers of residential units constructed before 1978 must inform their tenants with this document of the hazardous material located within the layers of paint. Any chipping or falling paint must be reported by the tenant to the landlord/manager.


According to § 76-1423, all property owners, managers, and agents must give at least twenty-four hours’ notice before entering the premises of the tenant. The notice must be provided to each individual unit and include the intended purpose for entry and a reasonable period in which the landlord anticipates making entry.

Security Deposits

Maximum (§ 76-1416) – The lessor may request up to one (1) month’s rent. If the tenant has a pet, no more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the monthly rental amount may be charged as an additional fee.

Returning (§ 76-1416) – All funds must be returned to the tenant within fourteen (14) days of move-out.

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